Over the last decade, digital transformation has fueled the adoption of cloud services, which provide unmatched agility and reduce time to market when compared with legacy on-premises infrastructure. However, agile development practices that emphasize iteration and speed can overwhelm security teams that are not prepared to secure workloads as fast as they are created. As a result, governance is often performed once when workloads are deployed, or sometimes not at all. Today, misconfigurations remain the number one cause of cloud security breaches.
Even organizations that have a vulnerability scanning tool deployed to their cloud environments often struggle in three areas:
- Observing: Ingesting infrastructure vulnerability data and correlating with endpoint detection and response (EDR) telemetry from within the application workload
- Operationalizing: Visualizing the most critical vulnerabilities to prioritize remediation
- Acting: Performing remediation across the cloud environment at scale